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Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion (often stylized as XXXTENTACION),[c] was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Though a controversial figure due to his widely publicized legal troubles, XXXTentacion gained a cult following among his young fanbase during his short career with his depression and alienation-themed music. Critics and fans often credited him for his musical versatility, with his music exploring emo, trap, lo-fi, indie rock, nu metal, hip hop, R&B and punk rock. He is considered as a leading figure in the emo-rap and SoundCloud rap genres which garnered mainstream attention during the mid-late 2010s.[6]

Born in Plantation, Florida, United States, XXXTentacion spent most of his childhood in Lauderhill. He began writing music after being released from a juvenile detention center and soon started his music career on SoundCloud in 2013, employing styles and techniques that were unconventional in rap music, such as distortion and heavy guitar-backed instrumentals, drawing inspiration from third-wave emo and grunge. In 2014, he formed the underground collective Members Only and alongside other members of the collective soon became a popular figure in SoundCloud rap, a trap music scene that takes elements of lo-fi music and harsh 808s.[7]

XXXTentacion gained mainstream attention with the single "Look at Me". His debut album 17 (2017) was certified double platinum in the US. His second album ? (2018) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and its lead single, "Sad!", reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100[8] and had amassed more than a billion views on YouTube by January 2021.[9]

On June 18, 2018, XXXTentacion was murdered at the age of 20 after being shot near a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States. The attackers fled the scene in an SUV after stealing from him a Louis Vuitton bag containing $50,000; four suspects were arrested. No trial date has been set for the accused and the motive for the murder remains under investigation.[10]

XXXTentacion has RIAA-certified sales of 61 million units in the US and BPI-certified sales of over 7 million units in the UK, bringing his total to 68 million certified records sold in the two countries. Since his death, he has won an American Music Award and a BET Hip Hop Award and received 11 Billboard Music Award nominations.[11] Two posthumous albums were released, Skins (2018) and Bad Vibes Forever (2019); the former became his second number-one album on the Billboard 200.

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy was born on January 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida, United States, to Jamaican parents, Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy and Cleopatra Eretha Dreena Bernard.[12][13] His father named him for the Bob Marley song "So Jah Seh" which interpolates Ezekiel 34; both Onfroy's father and grandfather were Rastafarians.[14] XXXTentacion stated he also had Egyptian or Syrian, Indian and possibly Italian ancestry in an interview on The Beat in 2017.[15] He had three siblings with one being half, shared paternally.[citation needed] XXXTentacion was mainly raised by his grandmother Collette Jones[16]—due to his mother's personal problems[17]—in Pompano Beach, Florida, and Lauderhill, Florida. When Onfroy was six years old, he allegedly tried to stab a man attempting to attack his mother[17] and was eventually put into a youth program before living with his grandmother.[13] A source close to the Onfroy family denied that the alleged stabbing incident occurred, and it is not corroborated by police reports.[18] In early 2008, when Onfroy was 10, his father was jailed for nine years in Arizona on RICO charges after the Drug Enforcement Administration organized a sting operation.[19] Onfroy's father was deported to Jamaica in late 2016.[20]

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